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New Zealand Mosque Shooting Updates Show How The Country Is Grappling With The Attack

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Mar 15, 2019 9:29 AM 3+ day ago

At least 49 people were killed and dozens more were injured in mass shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. In the aftermath of the shootings, which have since been designated as terrorist attacks, New Zealand's police commissioner has urged mosques across the country to temporarily close their doors.

The attacks on Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque appeared to have been "very well planned," New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a press conference late Friday, as quoted by CNN. According to police, a number of firearms were recovered from both crime scenes, and at least two explosive devices were found attached to a car nearby. Authorities said those explosive devices have since been defused.

Police said they had taken three people into custody in connection with the shootings, including one 28-year-old man who was charged with murder. According to The Guardian, both New Zealand authorities and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison have confirmed that at least ...

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